|28th United States Secretary of Labor|
From: September 30, 2019 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Former United States Solicitor of Labor|
From: January 11, 2002 – January 17, 2003
|Successor||Howard M. Radzely|
Eugene Scalia is an attorney serving as the current United States Secretary of Labor under President Trump. He has previously served as the Solicitor of Labor under George W. Bush. Scalia is the son of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.
Scalia is a proponent of deregulation who fought Dodd-Frank regulations that were imposed during the Obama era. Scalia has previously represented Wal-Mart in successfully arguing before a federal court to strike down the expansion of a healthcare provision mandate.
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It was announced in July 2019 that President Trump was nominating Scalia to the position of Secretary of Labor after then-incumbent Alex Acosta was stepping down due to an implication in a controversy involving a lenient plea deal given to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Scalia was confirmed by the Senate in a 53–44 vote and was sworn in on September 30, 2019.
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